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Riding The Tiger

“I discovered that being a President is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.” Harry S. Truman

Who Knew The Cold War Would Be So Relevant?

Book Cover for The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics

Recent events in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula have sparked wild claims in the blogosphere and mainstream media about the revival of the Cold War. Thinly drawn historical analogies are being used by pundits to suggest that Russian President Vladimir Putin is initiating an icy, long-term diplomatic standoff with the United States in his aggressive response to the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.